The Russian Orthodox Church is deeply grieved to learn about the terrible terrorist action in a college in the state of Oregon in the United States, in which peaceful people were killed.
During the meeting, which took place on October 1, 2015, at the metropolitan’s residence, Archpriest Nikolay informed His Beatitude about the present situation concerning the rights of the UOC faithful as some local councils have adopted discriminative decisions with regard to the UOC and its churches have been captured.
From September 21 to October 2, 2015, the OSCE held the Human Dimension Implementation meeting in Warsaw, Poland. It addressed in particular the realization of human rights in various spheres.
On September 26, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, anchorman of the Church and the World talk-show on Russia-24 TV network, hosted film director Andrei S. Konchalovsky.
Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate office for institutions abroad, who is on a working visit in France, arrived in Paris to visit the construction site of a new cathedral of the diocese of Chersonese on the Branly embankment.
The statement expresses hope that “the assistance of Russia will stave off the threat of terror and hasten the coming of peaceful life in this country and in the entire Middle East on the basis of dialogue and accord among different ethnic, religious and ideological groups.”
A monument titled ‘Reunification’, dedicated to the reestablishment of unity within the Local Russian Orthodox Church, was unveiled on September 30, 2015, at Kursk-Root Hermitage.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has expressed hope that participation of the Russian Federation in the resolution of the Syrian conflict will bring the long hoped-for civil peace to the region.
Metropolitan Hilarion congratulated Mr. Scherbak with his 65th birthday and presented him with an award of the Russian Orthodox Church – the medal of the Order of St. Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Umit Yardim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Russia.